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Kansas Historical Society - Hours and directions

The regular hours for Kansas Historical Society facilities are listed below. Some sites are open seasonally, most are closed on state holidays. See our calendar for special events and follow links for further information about planning your visit.

In west Topeka

Kansas Historical Society complex | driving directions
6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka

Offices
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Kansas Museum of History
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

State Archives

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March - October: Tuesday - Saturday
November - February: Wednesday - Saturday

Discovery Place
1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday

In downtown Topeka

Kansas State Capitol | driving directions
Near 8th Avenue and Van Buren

Building hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday

Historic tour hours

Dome tour hours

State Historic Sites around the state

Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton | driving directions

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site, Studley | driving directions

Exterior self-guided tours
Dawn to dusk
May - September
Interior guided tours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday (closed noon - 1 p.m.)

October - April
Exterior self-guided visit

First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort Riley | driving directions

April - October
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
12 - 5 p.m. Sunday

Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays | driving directions

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Goodnow House State Historic Site, Manhattan | driving directions

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday
2 - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday

Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City | driving directions

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, Hanover | driving directions

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April - September 5: Wednesday - Saturday
September 11 - October 31: Friday - Saturday

Iowa and Sac & Fox State Historic Site, Highland | driving directions

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie | driving directions

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday

Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Council Grove | driving directions

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April - September 5: Wednesday - Saturday
September 11 - October 31: Friday - Saturday

Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site, near Trading Post | driving directions

Self-guided drive-through site open dawn to dusk daily

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site, near Pleasanton | driving directions

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

Visitor center hours
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April - September 5: Wednesday - Saturday
September 11 - October 31: Friday - Saturday

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, near Republic | driving directions

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, Pawnee Rock | driving directions

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

Red Rocks State Historic Site, Emporia | driving directions

April - October
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
Open for special events throughout winter

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fairway | driving directions

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April - September 5: Wednesday - Saturday
September 11 - October 31: Friday - Saturday